Hillary Clinton way ahead in 2016 Democratic match-up, leads potential GOP rivals

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SHAFAQNA – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is comfortably ahead of potential Democratic rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination and holds double-digit leads against would-be Republican foes, according to a new poll.

Mrs. Clinton is the choice of two-thirds of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 9 percent and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at 8 percent, the CNN/ORC poll said. Those numbers are essentially unchanged from a month ago.

Mrs. Clinton also leads potential Republican candidates when put into head-to-head match-ups. The closest potential rival is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who leads the GOP field of contenders but trails in a match-up with Mrs. Clinton, 54 percent to 41 percent.

She leads Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin by 15 points, 56 percent to 41 percent, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by 17 points, 56 percent to 39 percent.

Mrs. Clinton also leads Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky by 20 points, 58 percent to 38 percent, and has 21-point leads over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

She also leads Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas by 25 points, 60 percent to 35 percent.

The survey of 1,011 adults was taken Dec. 18-21 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. It includes 469 Democrats, and the margin of error for that group is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Source : http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/29/hillary-clinton-way-ahead-2016-democratic-match/

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